The ‘Guava’platform’s conceptual & practical movement and its part in social/political change
Thalia Hoffman’s research project seeks to develop the “Guava” platform that she has established, which challenges the possibility of free movement and dismissal of borders in the Middle East through 'art-actions'. As an artist and filmmaker Hoffman hereby researches the most effective way to bring art practice and social-political change together.
Thalia Hoffman (1979, DE) is a visual artist working in film, video, performance and public interventions. She holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Bar-Ilan, and is an MFA graduate (with honours) in Fine Arts from the University of Haifa, where she is currently teaching.
Hoffman has directed a full length documentary (“To each his own”, 2005), and several short experimental films and is working as an independent film director and editor. In addition Hoffman works and develops social/political change programs using the agent of film and video within different communities. Another way that Hoffman approaches this is through cooking and feeding, both in professional and artistic context. All her work strives to be involved in its surroundings and engage people to look, listen and feel their social/political landscape with attention.
Hoffman’s films, video works and performances have been shown in group exhibitions and festivals in Israel and around the world.
Thalia Hoffman contributes to the exhibition 'Self Collecting' at the Beit Hagefen Gallery in Haifa with the work عطرעטרה, 'a scent collection'.
Thalia Hoffman contributes to the exhibition We Refugees at Haifa Museum, Haifa with the work Shama (There).
Thalia Hoffman contributes to the exhibition Same Same but Different at Minus 1 Gallery, Tel Aviv with the work Guava.
Thalia Hoffman exhibits her video work ‘Sham (There)’ in this group exhibition curated by Efrat Livny at gallery Minus 1.
Thalia Hoffman produced performative events and a sound installation for the exhibition and series of events ’All About Law and Justice’.
Thalia Hoffman will present her research departing from the 'Guava' platform that she created, during this 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference.
Thalia Hoffman presents her video 'Sham (There)' in this exhibition.
Thalia Hoffman contributes to the 2nd Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for Digital Art with the work Be’al Peh (Speaking It).
Thalia Hoffman shows the video 'Guava' at the Medrar 7th Cairo Video Festival.